Michelle Faul, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 9:30am
Nigeria's Central Bank has banned nine local banks from trading in foreign exchange, accusing them of withholding $2.1 billion in government funds and "round-tripping" to profit from a devalued naira currency.
Stephen Braun and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 9:30am
More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.
David Sharp, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 9:23am
President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared a new national monument in northern Maine on 87,000 acres donated by the founder of Burt's Bees, fulfilling conservationist Roxanne Quimby's goal of gifting the land during the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
John Raby, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 9:03am
Officials say 29 projects in nine Appalachian states and in Texas are being funded by nearly $39 million from a federal initiative aimed at stimulating economic development in U.S. communities hard hit by coal industry layoffs.
Tom Odula, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 8:51am
Kenya's president on Wednesday said he signed into law a bill that caps interest rates for bank lending and deposits, saying it is clear that Kenyans are frustrated with the "lack of sensitivity" by the financial sector.
Derek Gatopoulos and Lorne Cook, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 8:41am
The European Union's executive commission on Wednesday publicly defended Greece's former statistics chief, who is facing trial over accusations he exaggerated the government's 2009 deficit, which led to years of bailouts and economic misery.